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swallowed up, or covered up completely
During high tide, a huge wave engulfed the surfer, who was lucky to escape without injury.
full of danger or risk
Firefighters often find themselves in perilous situations when battling a blaze.
the protection of valuable things, especially forests, wildlife, and natural resources
The conservation group worked to protect the endangered pandas’ habitat and help save them from extinction.
characteristics that help an animal or a plant survive in its environment
One of a giraffe’s adaptations is its long neck, which helps it eat leaves from tall trees.
a ruler who has total control of a country, often using force to stay in power
Porfirio Díaz, who ruled Mexico for more than 30 years, was a feared dictator.